PMBA students in a Monday evening class, February 2018

MBA Admissions

Admission Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the MBA graduate program are required to submit the following to the UNCW Graduate School:

  • An official application for graduate admissions (choose fall as the term)
  • Official transcripts of all college work (graduate and undergraduate)
  • A bachelor's degree in business is required OR
  • Students without an undergraduate degree in business may complete pre-requisite courses prior to beginning the MBA program.

Note that if you attended UNCW, you do not have to request UNCW transcripts. 

Official paper transcripts should be mailed to:
The Graduate School
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5955

OR electronic transcripts (password protected) can be e-mailed directly by the institution to

  • Three letters of recommendation by individuals who can comment on the applicant's potential for successful completion of a master's degree program (only recommendations submitted as part of the on-line application process will be accepted). 
  • Admission to the MBA program requires two years minimum professional work experience. All applicants must submit a resume. Please include a cover letter with your resume that serves as your statement of interest.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75.00
  • Official test scores:
    • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or GRE
    • On - Campus GMAT Preparation Courses - Next prep course is March 19 and March 20.
    • Note that scores more than five years old will not be accepted.
    • The UNCW institution code for the GMAT is 5907
    • Economically distressed applicants may contact the Graduate Program Office to request an application for GMAT fee waiver.

The GMAT may be waived for the following:

  • Completion of an advanced degree (master's, or doctorate) involving some quantitative coursework;
  • Five or more years of managerial experience;
  • Bachelor's GPA of 3.2 or higher
UNCW Graduate School